Airdate: Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Your essential Live and primetime broadcast details for Eurovision 2022 Live on SBS.

The 66th Eurovision Song Contest is just one month away and SBS has now confirmed its Live and primetime broadcasts, with Sheldon Riley to represent Australia in Semi Final 2.

Voting by Australians is again only permitted in the early morning Live broadcasts (Semi Final 2 / Grand Final).

On the ground in Turin (after two years away) Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey will commentate the Semi-Finals and Grand Final direct from PalaOlimpico in Turin, Italy. They will also report backstage with exclusive interviews with contestants.

Eurovision 2022 kicks off on SBS with Semi Final 1 live at 5am on Wednesday 11, followed by a primetime broadcast on Friday 13th. Sheldon is set to compete against 17 countries in Semi Final 2, which will be broadcast live at 5am on Friday 13. He’ll be up against The Rasmus from Finland who will be opening the show with a bang, fan favourite Swedish singer-songwriter Cornelia Jakobs and one of Sheldon’s favourite competitors, Krystian Ochman from Poland.

With early morning Live broadcasts of Semi Final 1, Semi Final 2 and the Grand Final for immediate results and voting along with Europe, and a weekend of primetime broadcasts for fabulous Euro-themed parties around the country, there are plenty of opportunities to get behind Sheldon and join in the fun of picking favourites from the 40 competing nations, each bringing a taste of their own musical culture.

Live early morning broadcasts
Semi Final 1 – Wednesday 11 May, 5am (AEST) SBS
Semi Final 2 – Friday 13 May, 5am (AEST) SBS (Australia performs)
Grand Final – Sunday 15 May, 5am (AEST) SBS

Primetime evening broadcasts
Semi Final 1 – Friday 13 May, 8.30pm (AEST), SBS
Semi Final 2 – Saturday 14 May, 8.30pm (AEST), SBS (Australia performs)
Grand Final – Sunday 15 May, 7.30pm (AEST), SBS

The Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s biggest live music event and in 2021 it attracted 183 million viewers worldwide and reached more than 1.7 million Australians*.

Australians will be able to vote again this year during the early morning broadcasts and then join in the conversation using the hashtag #SBSEurovision during the interactive evening broadcasts, with tweets and party pictures promoted on screen.

As per the official Eurovision rules, viewers can vote in the Semi Final in which their country is participating, as well as the Grand Final. The viewers’ votes make up 50% of the final result. The other 50% of the vote is decided by a National Jury in each participating country. Australia’s jury will be announced soon.

The jury and Australian public can vote for any country except Australia.

For Australian viewers, this means they will need to tune into the Live broadcast of Semi Final 2 on Friday May 13 at 5am (AEST) and the Grand Final on Sunday 15 May at 5am (AEST) by following the voting prompts that appear on screen during the live broadcasts. Details for how to vote will be revealed soon.

Alin Le’Kal, one of the Australia’s leading designers known for his bespoke custom wedding gowns and striking, red-carpet creations, is behind Sheldon’s unforgettable Eurovision performance outfit.

SBS World Movies will celebrate Eurovision with a season of musical movie favourites from around the globe, and SBS’s favourite foodie and mega Eurovision fan Adam Liaw will take viewers on a culinary adventure with an encore of Destination Flavour Eurovision on SBS Food on May 7.

3 Responses

    1. I usually don’t watch live so also prefer the Youtube stream sans commentary.

      Even though I like Myf and Joel, I just prefer to watch the show with no disruptions.

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